Awards & Press

Best Safari Lodges & Camps: Andrew Harper Readers' Choice Awards 2016

rc-winner-badge-2016We're extremely proud to announce that Elsa’s Kopje has been recognized in Andrew Harper’s 2016 Reader’s Choice awards, showcasing subscribers’ favorite hotels and resorts worldwide. Elas's Kopje was voted as one of the best safari camps and lodges globally. The results are based on the annual independent Reader Survey in which Andrew Harper’s discerning readers vote for the best hotels, resorts, safari lodges and cruise ships around the world.

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Virgin HIP Hotel – 2010 /2011 /2012 /2013

virgin-hip-hotelsElsa’s Kopje was hand-picked as one of Virgin’s HIP Hotels, which combine to bring you luxury breaks in the most stunning of settings. Locations that are as unique as they are exclusive. Hotels so stylish, they’re destinations in their own right.

GOLD Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya (2011-2017)

gold-eco-ratingIn 2017 Elsa’s Kopje was once again awarded the gold-level Eco-rating Certificate by Ecotourism Kenya in recognition of its high level of environmental responsibility and its dedication to the support and integration of local communities. In 2003 Elsa’s Kopje was the recipient of Africa’s first Eco-rating Certificate.

Grand Award Winner – Andrew Harper, 2012

After receiving Andrew Harper’s coveted recommendation and becoming a valued partner of the Harper Alliance in 2011, Elsa’s Kopje was also won Andrew Harper’s Grand Award in 2012.

Eco Warrior Award for Best Lodge – Ecotourism Kenya, 2011

eco-warrior-award-2011Eco-Tourism Kenya recognizes innovation and exceptional achievements for promoting responsible tourism and enhancing tourism sustainability which directly conserves the natural environment and supports local communities within those ecosystems.

Best Small Lodge – Kenya Tourism Awards, 2011

ktf-tourisumOn behalf of the tourism industry, Kenya Tourism Federation introduced the Kenya Tourism Awards in 2011. The goal of the awards is to recognize and encourage excellence and good practice in responsible tourism.

The Good Safari Guide

good safari guideFinalist Best Safari Property in Africa and 3rd Place Best Safari Property in East Africa (2011), Best Safari Property in Africa and in East Africa (2010) Best Safari Camp in East Africa (2009)

Best Development – CNBC International Property Awards, 2008

cnbc-property-awardsThe International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement in architecture and design. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

101 Best Hotels – Tatler Travel Guide, 2007

Elsa’s Kopje was named one of 101 Best Hotels in the World by Tatler Travel Guide in 2007.

With nominations from over a thousand luxury travel professionals, hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides and Travel Africa Magazine you can rest assured that any safari business nominated for a Safari Award is amongst the best in its genre. Finalists are amongst the top 3% in Africa and the Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best, their reputation earned through excellence recognised by people who know what they are talking about.

10 of the World’s Coolest Pools – The Daily Telegraph, 2005

Elsa’s Kopje’s infinity pool was voted one of the top ten coolest pools in the world by The Daily Telegraph in 2005